I could use this...
It just feels pointless to do it in Photoshop when you can just use Flash instead.
Yay for more guides!I need to figure out GIMP because I keep hearing it is better than Inkscape... but Inkscape was easier for me to learn for some reason...
@AnonymousSome people can use photoshop but have never used Flash...Like myself.Also, yay for namedropping, Moongaze decided to create that tutorial after I engaged him in a lengthy discussion on our vectoring techniques.<3
OH GOD, YES!!i wasted about 6 hours figuring how and trying to make one of lyra with the drink in her hoof
I usually just go lazy mode and run my images through Vector Magic, then tweak em a little in Photoshop.Good to have a nice write up of more proper techniques.
lol, people needing a guide on how to trace images
It is definitely not as easy as it sounds.
Now if only my photoshop worked.
to be honest, yes you can do all this and have an invisible background, but sadly you'd have to save it in PNG and since I'm looking forward to using them for sprays, I would like it to have them without the white backgroundsand I would agree, it's not as easy as it would sound
Aaah so that's how it's done.I've been doing mine somewhat differently. My results are particular but the concept follows. With the help of this, I can improve.I appreciate the generosity in showing everypony this. Normally, artists conceal their methods but the simplicity in this really isn't that much of a secret.If you're here or reading this; thanks for your time. I, for one, did not find this boring but informative.
Alhamdulillah, thanks for this!
@DuskflyNo problem, glad some people are gaining some little bit of knowledge from it. As you said, it is a really simple process. The real trick is knowing how to use the pen tool and knowing how to organize layers. It's simple for lots of people, but not so much for others, which is why I made this. And to everyone who has commented about the technique I use, lol yes I know it's a bit ridiculous compared to more traditional methods, but I enjoy doing it this way. I don't like Illustrator's weird key shortcuts and other overly-difficult tools, Photoshop has always been simpler to use to me. ;)
@mat-shadesI'm not sure if I understand what you're saying. I save all of them as PNG with transparent backgrounds, never on white backgrounds or any backgrounds at all. Are you saying you need them in a format other than PNG?
@Moongaze yes, I know that PNG is possibly the only way for transparent support, but if it were possible for other formats, or to make them a spray, then I'd appreciate it
@mat-shadesWhat format do sprays need to be in? I might make a pack of all my vectors in a manageable size in that format.
I prefer to use Illustrator than Photoshop to make vector stuff, I know that pentool on illustrator and Photoshop is the same but I still prefer Illustrator, of course that this tutorial is so well done and easy to understand. :3
If by spray he means Counter-Strike:Source sprays, you need to resize to 256x256. Then select all pixels, create a new alpha channel, clear out the selected pixels so they're white or a shade of white depending on transparency, and then throw in a grey background layer and save as targa 32 bits/pixel.If you've got Photoshop it's no problem at all to work with any type of image file to make a CS:S spray.There are tons of tutorials around the internet for it that go into much more detail.If it's a different type of spray... no Idea.
@The JaguarI see. Well, if people can do it with the PNGs I've already provided then I guess I'll let them do it, unless enough people asked for it, then I guess I could still make a pack of sprays.
Not easy if you don't know how to draw at all, but then again this is only my opinion.It is time consuming, but worth the effort if you wish to gain a vectoring skill in order to make your own OCs in their respectable poses. Thank you! <3
the MP3 link is down sadly so thats a shame but nice find